Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5)
Richard Rahl, Keeper of the Sword of Truth, faced an evil even he could not stand against- the dread plague heralded by a Red Moon and loosed by the mad Emperor Jagang. Only by journeying to the Temple of the Winds was he able to thwart Jagang...more
(Spoilers ahead: But if you still want to read the book, you are on your own)
I loved the Sword of Truth series in the beginning. It was different and exciting. But then the series started to get weird. First it was the weird sex that Richard was having with the red clad dominatrix, then the Sisters of the Dark had that strange session with the statue/demon in the forest etc etc.
And after a while, I started to feel about the series the same way as about...more
Still, not even close to being one of Goodkind's best books, and it took a strong recommendation from someone that had read the entirety of it to bring this book back out of the bookshelf.
The big weakness of the book is, I...more
The big obstacle of this book was, first and foremost, the Chimes. In spite of this, they actually seem to occupy very little of the plot, except when people are just worrying about them. This wasn't a completely illogical approach, because it was necessary for the heroes to spend most of the story simply researching how these Chimes c...more
The chimes kill through fire, water, and air. People all over are dying and magic is failing all while the Order marches on.
My main compilant is that there's too many secondary characters, like the Hakans that you should feel sorry for, but don't. They don't really link into this story; perhaps they are important in future books. Dalton's story line bogs down a...more
slow start. Annoying how they have to recap everything. I don't like how every book is a single book. It seems like he stretches to get a story to tell in one book - there's no real sense of continuity or an epic struggle like most other multi-novel books. The Fitch story line is dumb so far - not interesting. Trying to do political intrigue like martin and failing miserably. Little interludes with noname characters are dumb. Characters making stupid irrational and uncharacter like decisi...more
Soul of the Fire is the fifth book in Terry Goodkind's wildly popular Sword of Truth saga.
When last we saw our heroes--Richard Cypher (Lord Rahl) and Kahlan Amnell--they each had made enormous sacrifices to save one another from certain doom. To save her beloved, Khalan, Mother Confessor of the Midlands, had spoken the three chimes, summoning these chaotic beings from the world beyond and unwittingly releasing incredibly destructive power. Now the chimes are stealing souls, a
This story is split mostly between Richard and Kahlan's search for answers and Goodkind filling us in on the culture of the Anders and Haken. If any of the Midlands countries deserves to be ground under the Imperial foot, it's this one. At least all the Anders and their Minister of Culture! What a load of lies in this country! The time Richard and Kahlan spend trying to get through to the people...more
(view spoiler)[So, to be c...more
The sword of truth series by Terry Goodkind has to be one of the greatest fantasy fictional works ever written, that has delighted readers for years by standing out whilst new authors appear. Beginning with the magnificent ‘Wizards first rule’ this epic saga continues to take your breath away with each volume, being such an inspired storyline that gets better and better. Soul of fire is the latest book that I have read of Terry Goo...more
Goodkind non si smentisce mai. In quest'ennesima avventura fantatrash, Richard e Kahlan devono fermare la minaccia dei Rintocchi prima che questi eliminino tutta la magia dal mondo. Voi direte: figo; peccato che quella che dovrebbe essere la trama principale (e che comunque è solo un allungare la vicenda, visto che sono tre libri che Jagang incombe con il suo Ordine Imperiale sulle Terre Centrali e ancora non è successo niente di...more
Now, I realize the importance of the place...more
the fourth book, and liked the third one a little, but this one just lost its damn mind. "Where did it lose its mind?" Right about the time when Richard starts looking
for the chicken that is not a chicken. I would definitely say that it is a chicken, but it is an EVIL chicken. Scawwy. Also, it is a zombie chicken. Gaspeddy gasp...more
So!! Finally finished it as I skipped through the 450 pages talking about politics and random characters and a land we...more
Zedd decide di provare a fermarli da...more
New characters, a new society has been introduced and nearly 75% of the book was dedicated to this. At first I was nearly borded and wanted to skip ahead. But I am so glad I did not. I learned about that new society and their historical mentality. I understood why we needed to know about all their workings and why we needed to see such elaborate abundance. It goes far with s...more
At the beginning of the book I was only ready to give it three stars, at most. And yet you can see I have rewarded it four stars, because despite the irritating re-caps of the previous books and var...more
Encore une fois, ce livre comporte des forces et des faiblesses. Les...more
There was a great deal of information about the culture of Anderith, which seemed to be there primarily as a vehicle for the author to make political commentary (granted, the whole s...more
You know...when you're about halfway through a book and discover that said book is missing 35 pages, yet you're able to continue on without too much fear of having lost valuable information, it should be a clear indication that something's amiss in your adoration of a story.
Yes, that happened to me. I had a brief moment of shock, disbelief, and then, to my chagrin, I mentally shrugged it off and continued on with the story. Sure, I missed some backstory, and a key development between Ca...more